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Policeman arrested over driver’s murder

A police officer suspected to have murdered a driver at Fig Tree market in Nairobi on Wednesday has been arrested.

Corporal Joseph Wanjau, attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations in Gigiri, is reported to have slapped Juma Mbivithi, a driver with Kaluworks after a woman complained that he had assaulted her.

Mr Michael Nduva, who was with Mr Mbivithi when he was allegedly slapped by the officer, said the woman had complained that Mbivithi had insulted her by calling her a prostitute.

“The officer slapped him on the cheek where he fell on the ground and suffered a head injury,” Mr Nduva said.

He said the victim was rushed to the Guru Nanak Hospital while bleeding profusely but succumbed to his injuries. The body of the 51-year-old driver was moved to the hospital’s mortuary.

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